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Kato 3 way extension cord question
« on: September 22, 2019, 03:06:38 PM »
Hi all,

Firstly, sorry for being very lazy and sorry if this is a silly question. Tried looking for answer but thought just easier to ask.

Basically, can a Kato (24-827) 3 way extension cord with three more of them become a 9 way extension cord?

I'm going to have single track with definitely one and maybe two lift out sections which will be a long stretch so thought I could connect up the isolated sections and the other track all to one controller without having to do any soldering etc.

I have one of them and it works fine but wondered if adding three more to it would make some sort of electrical decrease or loss of power. Not good with electrics, hence the kato track.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Kato 3 way extension cord question
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2019, 03:33:05 PM »
Hi

I have plugged three ways into other three ways and I am not aware of any loss of power or any other electrical issues.

Robert.

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Re: Kato 3 way extension cord question
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2019, 04:20:22 PM »
@weave
I did exactly the same thing (9 way) on my old DC Layout and never had any problems.
Also used a couple of 6 way ones when setting up my DCC Layout again no problem.

Ray

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Re: Kato 3 way extension cord question
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2019, 07:08:01 PM »
Thanks Robert and Ray,

Always forget to say it's a DC layout when asking questions but your answers both sound like it's good to go. I'll get some more and test in the week.

Cheers weave  :beers:


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Re: Kato 3 way extension cord question
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2019, 07:16:18 PM »

Basically, can a Kato (24-827) 3 way extension cord with three more of them become a 9 way extension cord?


Yes.  I did all sorts of stuff with Kato wiring components on my now pretty much moribund Sandrock layout (also DC).

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Re: Kato 3 way extension cord question
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2019, 07:33:45 PM »
get your multimeter out and test the voltages at the end of the line - they will be fine.

you can always use a squirt of contact cleaner to help things along.
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